Women’s hockey: Badgers advance into single elimination portion of postseason

first_imgStakes just got higher for the Wisconsin Women’s Hockey team, who will be finishing up their WCHA campaign this weekend.The best-of-three security blanket the Badgers previously had against University of Minnesota-Mankato is gone, and play in the WCHA Tournament is now single elimination. As the No. 2 Badgers (32-3-1, 24-3-1 WCHA) will take on No. 20 UM-Duluth (15-20-1, 10-17-1 WCHA) Saturday afternoon.Even though the Badgers swept UM-Duluth during both regular season matchups between the two programs, junior forward Mikayla Johnson knows the Bulldogs are still a threat to Wisconsin’s hopes of making the WCHA finals.“Playoff games are so different,” Johnson said. “People put so much more on the line. When we went there, they were the people that broke our shut-out record, so obviously know that they can put pucks in the net and that they can score.”Last time outThe last time the Badgers saw UM-Duluth, they walked away with a weekend sweep, winning 5-1 and 3-1.But the games against Duluth were not a walk in the park. The Bulldogs managed to slide pucks behind junior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens, not just once, but twice. Considering Desbiens has allowed .77 goals per game this season, scoring twice was no small feat for UM-Duluth.Key aspects of the gameKeeping emotions in checkNow that the Badgers no longer have the security of a best of three series, every game is equally important for the rest of the Badgers’ season. Every game is a fight to their season alive.But winning also comes with consequences, and those consequences mean ending another team’s season. This can lead to a tougher, grittier game than most, with more power plays and scoring opportunities for Duluth.No good deed goes unpunishedIf Wisconsin wins on Saturday, there are high odds they will find themselves facing UM-Twin Cities in the WCHA Final. This means the Badgers would play their rival in Minneapolis with one day in between games.If the Badgers want to walk away from this weekend as WCHA Tournament winners, they need to be prepared to take on their rivals to get that title. With such little turn-around between games, the sooner they prepare the better.Opposing player to watch: Ashleigh BrykaliukBrykaliuk is UW-Duluth’s top goal scorer (18 goals, 29 assists), and currently leads her team with points on the season. The junior forward was also responsible for both assists during the team’s last matchup against Wisconsin. Anytime that Brykaliuk is near the net, she is a threat to Wisconsin keeping points off the scoreboard.last_img read more

Home Improvement Show To Feature 150 Exhibitors

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauLINCROFT – Area residents can get their home and garden projects off the ground next week when the Jersey Shore Home Show springs into town.The show is a great place to meet area home professionals and gather ideas for future projects. The three-day event will take place Feb. 26-28 at Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Homeowners will have the opportunity to meet more than 150 home improvement specialists all under one roof. Builders, contractors, decorators and landscapers will be on hand to talk about their services. Visitors can find valuable information and ideas about kitchen and bath remodeling, flooring, patios, roofing and siding, and many other products and services.“I think for people who are looking to remodel their home, it’s a good place to find answers,” said Stephanie Kucharski, associate producer of expos for Townsquare Media Group, the company running the event. “You could do online research, but it’s nice to meet people face to face. You might also find things you didn’t think you needed for your house. It’s nice to have it all under one roof.”Some area exhibitors include Decorator’s Choice Closets of Shrewsbury, Majestic Exteriors of Colts Neck, Just Landscapes of Freehold, Superior Siding and Roofing of Ocean, Design Line Kitchens of Sea Girt and NJR Clean Energy Ventures of Wall.There will also be vendors offering information on basement waterproofing and remodeling, sunrooms, modular homes, tile, gutters, water conditioning, windows, awnings, home security, fencing and decks, solar panels, roofing and pools. Financial companies will also be on hand to help homeowners find a way to pay for it all.“It’s a pretty wide mix of companies,” said Kucharski.This year’s special guest will be Stephen Fanuka, host of the HGTV show “Million Dollar Contractor.” Fanuka, who has worked with some of the world’s top architects and designers, will host 45-minute workshops along with a meet and greet at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.Tom Paolino, owner of Millennium Stone Works of Colts Neck, will be among the exhibitors Paolino, a third-generation mason, has been in the business for 22 years and has taken part in the Jersey Shore Home Show for nine years.“It’s a great way to introduce yourself to people,” he said.Millennium offers landscape design services that can include multilevel patios, fireplaces, firepits, waterfalls, outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens and outdoor entertainment systems.“I love to create,” Paolino said. “It gives me a lot of pleasure.”Tom Klahre of Shrewsbury-based Decorator’s Choice Closets will be on hand to talk about the latest trends, such as building drawers inside the closet so the homeowners don’t need a dresser.“A lot of people want a jewelry safe in their bedroom closet,” he said. “We have one that is tied into the studs and you open it with a fingerprint. Some people want one under the bed so they can reach their pistol in about five seconds. It’s pretty cool.”Klahre said customers these days are looking for garage cabinetry, rich-looking closet doors, or a small desk inside a pantry that can be used for paying household bills or wrapping gifts. He even built a three-level clothing rack in a closet with high ceilings, where the racks are spring-loaded and can be pulled down for use.“We design a 3-D picture on the computer with the exact dimensions of the project so people can see exactly what they’re getting” Klahre said. “Whatever the customer wants is what they get.”Klahre said appearing at the Jersey Shore Home Show has been beneficial to his business in the past, but he is glad that the scheduling for this year’s show was better than last year.“Last year, they had it during the football playoff game,” he said. “Thank God they didn’t do that again.”The Jersey Shore Home Show will take place 1 to 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults; children 17 and under are free. Seniors age 65 and up pay $6 on Friday only. Parking is free.This year, there will be a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive $5,000 to be spent at the exhibitor of their choice. For more information, visit www.jerseyshorehomeshow.com.Arts and entertainment writer Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at mbourbeau@tworivertimes.com. Find her on Twitter @MaryAnnBourbeau.last_img read more

Undefended man freed of child sexual activity charge

first_imgGlenroy Frank was on Monday acquitted of a child sexual activity charge at the Sexual Offences Court.He was found not guilty by a 12-member jury, which considered the evidence presented over a few days of trial and made its decision following about two hours of deliberations.Frank had been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a female relative in the county of Demerara. Guyana Times understands that the child was eight years old and the matter allegedly occurred in January 2013. However, the jury panel was of the view that Frank was not guilty despite the arguments presented by lead Prosecutor Narissa Leander and Seeta Bishundial and Orinthia Schmidt. Frank opted against legal counsel and defended himself during the trial. Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall presided over the Demerara High Court case.last_img read more

NOW HIRING Wilmington Public Schools Posts 6 New Job Openings

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has posted the following SIX openings over the past week:Part-Time Substitute Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN/Educational Assistant at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Educational Assistant (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant at West Intermediate SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Math Substitute at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant at Wilmington Middle School2019-2020 Substitute Teachers & Educational Assistants Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”last_img read more

Taapsee Pannu takes a jibe at Kangana Ranaut using Rangolis sasti copy

first_imgKangana Rananut, Taapsee Pannu, Rangoli ChandelInstagramTaapsee Pannu may not want to indulge in any kind of argument with Kangana Ranaut or her sister Rangoli Chandel who had called her a ‘sasti copy’ of Kangana. But the Manmarziyaan actor couldn’t stop herself from taking a sly dig at the Ranaut sisters when a news publication termed Taapsee as the real queen of Bollywood.As soon as Taapsee came across the article which featured a juxtaposed image of her and Kangana, she replied to the tweet saying, “Arre arre! Aise mat boliye. Queen unhi ko rehne dijiye nahi toh phir copy kehlaugi, main ek actor his sahi hu bas aise hi mera sath dete rahiye. dhanyawad (Please don’t say like that. Let her [Kangana Ranaut] be the queen or else I’ll be called a copy again. I am happy being an actor. Just keep supporting like this. Thank you).”It all started when Taapsee took to Twitter to laud the trailer of Judgemental Hai Kya and didn’t mention anyone’s name (especially Kangana Ranaut’s name) in her appreciation tweet.”This is so cool!!!! Always had high expectations out of this one n this looks so worth it ! #JudgementallHaiKya,” Taapsee had tweeted.However, Rangoli had shot back at Taapsee for not praising Kangana in her tweet and went on to call her a ‘sasti copy of Kangana’.”Kuch log Kangana ko copy kar ke he apni dukaan chalate hain, magar pls note, they never acknowledge her not even a mention of her name in praising the trailer, last I heard Taapsee ji said Kangana needs a double filter and Tapsee ji you need to stop being a sasti copy (sic),” Rangoli had tweeted.While Taapsee chose to remain calm and quiet, director Anurag Kashyap had jumped to her defense. He told Rangoli that her tweet was in a very bad taste and looked really desperate for people’s appreciation.Later, when Taapsee was asked to comment on Rangoli’s insulting words, she said that she has decided not to react on Rangoli’s demeaning statements against her adding that she genuinely had no time to spare for it.last_img read more

Over 40 Labour donors and longstanding members ha

first_imgOver 40 Labour donors and long-standing members have written to Jeremy Corbyn demanding that he “back a public vote without further delay”.The letter, sent to the Labour leader today, warns that “time is dangerously short” and “the current deadlock is slowly but surely wrecking the economy”.Citing Theresa May’s “dismal record as a negotiator” and “propensity to put party before country”, the party donors say they could not trust her to deliver the right Brexit result – even if parliament were to vote for Labour’s alternative Brexit plan.Many of the signatories are members of Labour’s Rose Network, and the list includes some who have donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Labour Party.Below is the letter to Jeremy Corbyn in full. Dear Jeremy,We write to you as long-standing Labour members and supporters, from business, public service and the professions.You were right to say in Wakefield earlier this month that “it’s the failed system, rigged against the many to protect the interests of the few, that is the real cause of inequality and insecurity”. This is responsible for high bills, rising debts, insecure work and people forced to use food banks.And that’s why we need a Labour government: to invest in vital industries; to help places that have been robbed of their future by the toxic combination of misguided economic policies, lack of investment and drastically declining public services.But despite defeating Theresa May’s destructive Brexit deal, we have so far failed to force a general election. And now the country is staring into the abyss as Tory extremists push for us to crash out of the EU with no deal at all.If this happens, working people will be hurt the most. There will be no money to invest in new technologies of the future – and no money for proud, generous communities that have been held back for decades.Labour policy is to consider all remaining options, including a public vote. But time is dangerously short, and the current deadlock is slowly but surely wrecking the economy. Even if parliament, against most expectations, were to vote for Labour’s Brexit plan, given the Prime Minister’s dismal record as a negotiator and propensity to put party before country, we could never trust her to deliver the result that Labour proposes and the country needs.We therefore believe that the party must move to the only logical conclusion: trust the people and ask them whether they still want to quit the EU now they know what Brexit really means.Time is running out. The economy is already bleeding. As longstanding and committed party members, we urge you to back a public vote without further delay.In solidarity,1.     Hamish Sandison, Chair Labour Business2.     Tommy Hutchinson, Founder CEO I-Genius3.     Cllr Jo Blackman4.     Kate O’Rourke, Lawyer5.     Stephen Kinsella OBE6.     Dame Glenis Willmott, Former Leader EPLP7.     Sir Ken Collins, Former MEP8      David Cockroft, Former General Secretary International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)9.     Howard Pallis, Solicitor10.    Jon Browning OBE11.    Rt Hon Keith Hill12.    Prof. Rosemary Sales13.    Keith Lichman, Former Councillor14.    Gary Titley, Former Leader EPLP15.    Carole Tongue, Former MEP16.    David Harley CMG17.    Patrick Costello, Labour International18.    Monica Threlfall, Senior Lecturer19.    Nilly Sarkar, Labour International20.    Anne Page21.    Bruce Page, Journalist22.    Don Brind, Journalist23.    Anita Pollack, Former MEP24.    Robert McFarland, Chartered Accountant25.    Michael Rubenstein, Journalist26.    David Earnshaw, Chair Brussels Labour27.    Michael Hindley, Former MEP28.    Chris Pond,  Chair Lending Standards Board, Former MP,29.    Lorraine Pond, Former Mayor Tower Hamlets30.    Jo Wood, Labour International31.    Win Griffiths OBE, Former MEP and MP32.    Maggie Coulthard, Labour international33.    Frazer Clarke, Labour International34.    Peter Wragg, Labour International35.    Anne Corbett36     Paula Kahn37     Frances Pinter38.    Annie Hedge39.    Howard Gennmerster40.    Mike Vessey41.   Keir Fitch42.    Peter KenyonThis article was amended to reflect that not all of the signatories are current donors. Tags:Labour /Jeremy Corbyn /Brexit /Labour donors /People’s Vote /last_img read more